English for Literacy NCEA Level 2



The NCEA Level 2 English standards listed below marked (R) count as Reading credits and the standards marked (W) as Writing credits towards University Entrance Literacy. Standards marked (R/W) count as either Reading or Writing credits (but not both). A minimum of 5 Reading and 5 Writing credits are required to achieve UE Literacy. Credits may also be gained from approved standards offered in a range of other subjects as well as English. Students applying to the University of Auckland also require at least 17 credits in English at NCEA Level 2 or 3.


Students who are in an 11ENL class must choose 12ENL. Students in 11ENG classes who have struggled with the 11ENG course should consult their English teacher or the Head of English about which Year 12 English course is best for them.

Course Description:

The 12ENL course builds on the skills developed in the NCEA Level 1 English course, including response to studied and independently read texts, formal and creative writing, research, and speech. Students will be assessed in a range of internally and externally assessed Achievement Standards.

Achievement Standards:

291098(R/W)English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence4ExternalCompulsory
291099(W)English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence4ExternalCompulsory
291101(W)English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing6InternalCompulsory
291105(R)English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)4InternalCompulsory
291106(R)English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence4InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: